Construction—looking ahead to 2017

Construction—looking ahead to 2017

What are likely to be the most significant legislative and regulatory developments and why?

Adrian Bell, partner in the energy, projects and construction disputes team at CMS, Hamish Lal, head of construction at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Tim Hillier, senior associate at Trowers & Hamlins and Alan Muse, director of built environment professional groups at RICS consider what lies ahead for construction in 2017.

This is an excerpt from a construction analysis, published on Lexis®PSL, which also takes a look at what are likely to be the most important cases, the impact of Brexit and client and business developments. Si gn up for a free trial to access the full analysis on Lexis®PSL Construction

Apprenticeship levy

From 6 April 2017, all companies with a payroll of over £3m will pay a 0.5% levy against the amount of their payroll, with an annual allowance of £15,000. Once paid, if based in England the company will be able to access funding for apprenticeships through a digital account (with different schemes applying in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). By 2020, the plan is for all companies, not just those required to pay the levy, to have access to funding.

Gender pay gap reporting

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Information) Regulations 2016 are expected to come into force in early 2017. They will require employers in England, Wales and Scotland with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay data in respect of

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